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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Nothing Goofy about this: Probably not a profit opportunity but if anyone wanted to start and X-men collection with some of the key books (and you're not very condition conscious) this may be one of the few opportunities to do so affordably, depending where it ends up:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marvel-UNCANNY-X-MEN-50-95-97-101-106-110-129-132-Ann-3-1st-Phoenix-STERANKO/154399945159?hash=item23f2f431c7:g:j38AAOSwkY1gZ58l
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
This is downright laziness on whoever is bidding on this. It doesn't take much effort to learn that a substantial color breaking crease on the front cover will bring this far below a 9.0 grade by itself.

What grade would you give this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAPTAIN-AMERICA-117-1ST-FALCON-NM-9-0-ORIGIN-FALCON-COLON-not-CGC-1969/114753116664?hash=item1ab7d199f8:g:EdYAAOSwCmhgahT2
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This is downright laziness on whoever is bidding on this. It doesn't take much effort to learn that a substantial color breaking crease on the front cover will bring this far below a 9.0 grade by itself.

What grade would you give this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAPTAIN-AMERICA-117-1ST-FALCON-NM-9-0-ORIGIN-FALCON-COLON-not-CGC-1969/114753116664?hash=item1ab7d199f8:g:EdYAAOSwCmhgahT2


Once I saw the seller was coasttocoastcomics I didn't look any further. His high end raws often get sold more than once as a result of the 14 day return policy.
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@flanders One of the very first threads I started on this Forum was inspired by coasttocoast reselling the same books over and over. As you can see, the thread did not really go in the direction I had intended:

https://forum.cbcscomics.com/topic/9663/page/1/ebay-red-flags/#9
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
I have some ebay credit to burn. Any suggestions on a book around 150-200$ the range to buy?
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@Bronte I was going to suggest a Tank Girl 1, 1991. Then I went to ebay and looked. Man am I glad I grabbed mine when I did!!! There is a CGC 7.0 with the asking price of $199!!! There are three CGC 9.8's with asking prices of $1,399, $1,440 and $2,600!!!! The CBCS 9.0 is in an auction at $102 bid with 5 days left!! You might be able to get a decent raw for around $200.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Thank you. I would never have thought of that. Let me look into it.

In the meantime, 1 book popped up that I thought was kinda interesting. It was a swamp thing, signed by bernie wrightson. Although I know COAs aren't worth a crap but this one is from lone star comics. / mcs....

Does anybody have any thoughts on how legitimate their signatures are?
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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I have some ebay credit to burn. Any suggestions on a book around 150-200$ the range to buy?


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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Thank you. I'll look into that. On a somewhat different tangent,, I really wish I could come across a legit kirby signature.... that is one thing I want to have in my collection.
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Pictures? We don't need no stinking pictures. brysb private msg quote post Address this user
Didn't know if this was already posted because I did not go through every page/entry here, but...check out this guys eBay win of amazingly long Batman/Detective Comics run for only $66!!!

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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@brysb

Wow. I thought I was lucky with my batman purchase. Huge run of every bat related title for like $230 shipped. I think I made back my money in 2 books. And I still have a bunch I need to have graded....
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I have some ebay credit to burn. Any suggestions on a book around 150-200$ the range to buy?
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I have some ebay credit to burn. Any suggestions on a book around 150-200$ the range to buy?


After seeing what Hulk 180 has done, I've been buying several first appearance Cameo's:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMAZING-SPIDER-MAN-360-1st-Cameo-app-CARNAGE-Movie-1992-vs-Cardiac-CGC-NM-9-6/254922820508?hash=item3b5a958b9c:g:vxYAAOSwP61gY9JB
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@EbayMafia

Very cool. I hope carnage explodes. I purchased a "few" copies of 361 right before I quit collecting......
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Pictures? We don't need no stinking pictures. brysb private msg quote post Address this user
I'm curious to see how much this 9.6 CGC copy of Action Comics #457 sells for. Still over 2 hrs. left on auction. It is that inappropriate cover where it looks like Supes is undressing and going to molest that kid!

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It is that inappropriate cover where it looks like Supes is undressing and going to molest that kid!


WHAAA? Undressing to molest the kid? Good lord, who the hell thinks that??
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No votes to anyone on this so it’s no sided..... that cover is a bit “off”.
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Pictures? We don't need no stinking pictures. brysb private msg quote post Address this user
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It is that inappropriate cover where it looks like Supes is undressing and going to molest that kid!


WHAAA? Undressing to molest the kid? Good lord, who the hell thinks that??


It's #4 on the "28 Unintentionally Naughty Comic Book Covers" list here...
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It is that inappropriate cover where it looks like Supes is undressing and going to molest that kid!


WHAAA? Undressing to molest the kid? Good lord, who the hell thinks that??


It could have just been that DC was having a "lamest cover idea" contest that month. Of course it was an inside joke, meant to frustrate the Comics Code Authority and challenge them to either approve the cover or risk being called out as "dirty-minded". Most collectors claim Wertham was some kind of dirty-minded whacko, but the truth is in many cases he was pointing out exactly what was happening. Artists and writers have been pulling this kind of clever "hidden meaning" and "double entendre" stuff forever. Anyone read Shakespeare?
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It is that inappropriate cover where it looks like Supes is undressing and going to molest that kid!


WHAAA? Undressing to molest the kid? Good lord, who the hell thinks that??

It could have just been that DC was having a "lamest cover idea" contest that month. Of course it was an inside joke, meant to frustrate the Comics Code Authority and challenge them to either approve the cover or risk being called out as "dirty-minded". Most collectors claim Wertham was some kind of dirty-minded whacko, but the truth is in many cases he was pointing out exactly what was happening. Artists and writers have been pulling this kind of clever "hidden meaning" and "double entendre" stuff forever. Anyone read Shakespeare?

Sure, hidden meanings and double entendres are pretty common. But you'd have to be pretty sick to think this one was among them. Buggering a kid on the cover of a Superman comic? Please.

The culture was completely different in the 70's anyway ... it absolutely wouldn't occur to anyone who had anything to do with comics at the time. The sensibilities of the era wouldn't even consider something as vile as Superman raping a young boy.
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@Tedsaid, the simplest explanation is often correct. This was in the days before comic book stores and subscriptions. I think the cover was meant to catch eyeballs. It was meant to get people to pick it up off the newsstand and read the dialogue to get an explanation for what they were seeing. That would take them halfway to the purchase. By the way, this artist had done a lot of Jerry Lewis covers, those had subtle humor and double entendre. I would have less respect for the artist if the perception were completely innocent and unintentional.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I still had about a month before I *had* to switch over, but I moved to eBay-managed payments over the weekend. I sold a couple things, so I'm able to see straightforwardly what the fees are, and it's 13% and change. Basically the same as eBay plus Paypal.

Pros: it's nice to just have the fee taken out off the bat instead of paying it a month later when I get invoiced. But maybe it won't be a big deal in the long run.

Cons: I had to open a new bank account since neither my wife nor I want my comic stuff cluttering up our usual account.

Then, even though I made it my 'preferred for selling costs' account, eBay is still using my Paypal account to pay for shipping fees. So I'm using two accounts just for eBay.

I also had to wait a couple days for eBay to process a payout to my account, which will itself take a couple days. Instead of instant money on Paypal, I have to wait 4-5 days after I 'get paid'.

On the whole, not very compelling.
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You can switch your accounts from Paypal to Ebay balance to pay for the shipping fees.

Ebay will deduct the fees from your balance and send the rest to your bank.

Once the payment system is up and running with a few issued payments, the payout is more like 1-2 days before it hits your bank account.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I'm sure that's true, because it would be silly not to, but I apparently didn't get it right on the first pass.
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I hate the idea of being forced to switch. Just a money grab from eBay. And waiting 2-3 days sucks, once you are used to the instant payout. I don't know why the hell eBay keeps pretending that they are faster than PayPal ... it's such an obvious lie, I don't know how they are rationalizing it.

But I do like the fees coming out right away. I always thought it was a stupid move, and a pain, to invoice once a month, instead of just taking it right away, off the top. The only thing worse than paying a high eBay fee is paying five or ten together, a month later.

Also, I just won an auction last night, and I haven't been able to pay yet using PayPal. PayPal is still an option for buyers, of course. And the seller said he switched to managed payments some months ago. But for some reason, for this one store, it's broken. The technical support at PayPal said they have been getting TONS of calls on similar problems.

Meanwhile, eBay technical support said, hmm, I've never heard of that happening, there's not a report or anything, but I'll submit a ticket, we'll see what we can do.
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It is that inappropriate cover where it looks like Supes is undressing and going to molest that kid!


WHAAA? Undressing to molest the kid? Good lord, who the hell thinks that??


It's #4 on the "28 Unintentionally Naughty Comic Book Covers" list here...
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Yeah, my mind went there too. I think being in the military warped my sense of humor because it helped me cope.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
I’ve been watching a X-force 2 that was $75 or $80. I was going to buy it only to see it was repriced at $125 a month later. A few weeks go by and now it’s at $175? I thought price drops were the norm when product doesn’t move not price increases.
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I’ve been watching a X-force 2 that was $75 or $80. I was going to buy it only to see it was repriced at $125 a month later. A few weeks go by and now it’s at $175? I thought price drops were the norm when product doesn’t move not price increases.


If you need an X-force 2 talk to @Donnied. He's the authorized distributor of X-force #2 on the CBCS forum.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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I’ve been watching a X-force 2 that was $75 or $80. I was going to buy it only to see it was repriced at $125 a month later. A few weeks go by and now it’s at $175? I thought price drops were the norm when product doesn’t move not price increases.


If you need an X-force 2 talk to @Donnied. He's the authorized distributor of X-force #2 on the CBCS forum.
I did get a couple from Donnied originally. Gave 1 to my brother and 1 ended up it a trade.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
I think I just sold my last book on eBay. I don’t understand the market at all right now. I list 3 books from my last 2 subs. 2 out of 3 books I break even. The last sold for 56 plus shipping; after grading and shipping both ways I’m not losing money, but damn. “FMV” has been $130-$150. I even watched sales prior to listing and all broke $100. I’m not trying to get rich, but why?
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